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SENIOR CONSULTANT - FINANCE TRANSFORMATION

  • Location:

    Philadelphia

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    US$95000 - US$120000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Katarina O'Connor

  • Contact email:

    Katarina.OConnor@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-092022-180311_1663700125

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-10-20

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

People first organization that focuses on fostering and promoting a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion. They really believe that the difference in background, experiences, knowledge, and opinions really results in better ideas and solutions for not only the firm itself, but the clients it serves.

Nationwide firm that works in a hybrid/remote capacity, looking for a Senior Consultant who has experience in several key accounting areas (see below)

Responsibilities
  • Helps to identify, assess, and analyze business challenges within the Finance and Accounting organization requiring in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Reviews clients' current close documentation and engages the close team, defines future state process, and advises on best practices for close management
  • Contributes knowledge and best practices of key accounting related business processes (e.g., Procure-to-Pay, Order-to-Cash, Financial Close, etc.)
  • Opportunities to support various Business Transformation projects including (but not limited to): system strategy and selection, process or finance improvement and optimization, operations performance improvement, change management, program or project management, data analytics, business analysis
  • Holds team accountable and drives change through effective project management
  • Assesses and escalates project issues, risks, or conflicts to leadership and suggests resolutions
  • Proactively partners with CrossCountry Consulting's leadership team on internal projects, including but not limited to the following: sales/marketing initiatives, recruiting, training, and organizational development
  • Assists with integrations and identifying efficiencies between the client's accounting systems and other tools.
  • Optimization of client's use of leading close management process and tools
Required Experience & Qualifications
  • 2-3+ years' experience in professional services (public accounting or advisory firm), preferably at a large, global accounting firm or with a management consulting firm or related corporate experience
  • Finance or accounting background with knowledge of General Ledger and Sub-ledger concepts preferred (e.g., Chart of Accounts, Journal Entries, Intercompany transfers and allocations, AP, AR, trial balance data, General Ledger, Procurement, and Asset Management)
  • Excellent communication skills required - must develop, implement, and maintain sources of project information, communicating appropriate information to client as well as other team members
  • Functional and technical proficiency
Desired Experience & Qualifications
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting (e.g., financial reporting, operational accounting, accounting policy, transactions, etc.), business transformation (e.g., process optimization, finance transformation, change management, operations and performance improvement, project management, etc.)
  • Experience using a Financial System and/or designing and facilitating setup and configuration of one or more modules (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Procurement, Expenses)
  • Demonstrated track record of establishing credibility both internally and externally
  • Passionate about building, developing, motivating, and leading others
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to think from a "big picture" perspective
  • Creativity, confidence, and flexibility
  • High energy, tenacious, enthusiastic, and an entrepreneurial spirit
Travel
  • A Note on Travel: For the past year+ we have delivered projects remotely with much success, though we do plan to travel again in the near future. Our approach is different in that we are purposeful in scheduling on-site visits with clients around their unique needs rather than the standard Monday-Thursday travel schedule that you'll find at other large firms. We expect travel to be roughly 20-25% (could be more or less) but we'll continue to monitor this area and adapt as needed.
Education and Certifications
  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Accounting, Business, Finance, or other technical discipline
  • CPA preferred, or CPA eligible

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